Depression, it’s one of the most rampant mental health conditions throughout America, even more so in my region of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle. It has the power to destroy your sense of self, your life, ability to work, and your relationships. Yet, on the basic human level, it is a confrontation with our personal life. Coming back to the basic questions of “What is life for me?” and “What do I like & dislike?” Enjoy this alternative view of depression.
Exploring our sexual fantasies with no shame, humanizing them and accepting them as an important part of our inner world is no easy thing to do. It requires a constant back and forth between intensity and stability. In time though, it leads to a deeper self-acceptance and positive, long-lasting relationships with ourselves and others.
Feelings are powerful. Without them our lives would have no purpose. The good news is, we can shape and mold our feelings into what we want them to be. We don’t have to be victims of them. In this post, we explore how feelings can promote emotional attachment, survival and a happier life.
We all experience anxiety. In order to push past anxiety and tap into our own creativity, we have to be courageous. We start from a place of fear and sometimes we feel lost. But feeling lost is natural. In this post, we look at how you can find the courage to overcome anxiety to live your best life.
Many Americans value the idea of keeping all pleasurable feelings around while removing any unpleasant ones as soon as possible. So we repress these “negative” emotions in the hope that they will go away, but that frequently only has the opposite effect.
Both minor and major, experiencing grief is an everyday occurrence in our lives. It might sound counterproductive to embrace grief but, in doing so, it can help you grow stronger, keener and develop a more positive association with change.
We are always seeking to be the perfect person, entirely devoid of blame. Many of us we will go to any lengths to avoid ever taking responsibility but end up being weighed down by inactivity and frightened of our own life choices…Everything we experience in the present is the sum total of the choices made in our past. Which means that the choices we make today will create our future.
When faced with a situation where we can make a good or bad choice, the final decision and our response to the challenge will illuminate how effectively we are managing our lives. Cultivating a healthy sense of self respect is directly linked to your ability to take ownership of every aspect of your own behavior –the defining and the catastrophic.
Just reading the title and the word 'adolescent' probably brings up so many feelings for you adult readers. So many of us, if asked, would never go through that stage of life again. What I have learned is that adolescence doesn't end at 18, for some, it never ends…
Placing the blame at someone else’s feet often feels as natural as breathing. We all do it. It’s really easy to execute because we see people do it around us all the time. I don’t think there is anyone who can say they haven’t played the blame game?
For many, the idea of mindfulness might seem frivolous, a waist of time amidst the hustle and bustle of the business required to live a life in most of urban America, but recent scientific studies have found that it can have a real impact on the day-to-day lives of those who practice it.